Self-Care Basics for Prevention Staff
Jessica Hulsey, BA
January 31, 2023, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
During safety demonstrations, flight attendants will remind you to put on your safety mask before helping others. The same applies to individuals in the substance use disorder (SUD) field. Working in the addiction field can expose professionals to additional stress and trauma, which can often lead to burnout. This session will cover key elements of self-care and action steps to take.
- Identify key elements of self-care for professionals in the substance use disorder field.
- Understand the domains of wellness.
- Understand the connection between stress, self-care, health and wellbeing.
Jessica Hulsey, BA is the Executive Director of the Addiction Policy Forum, a national nonprofit organization that leads the fight against the deadly consequences of addiction and helps patients, families, and communities affected by the disease. Jessica has more than 25 years of experience in the field of prevention, treatment, and policy solutions to address substance use disorders and has collaborated with our nation’s top scientists to translate the science of addiction into digestible content for patients, families, and other key audiences.